Best Actor, 2009

Rules and Regulations


2.  Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers [84/13]
3.  Michael Fassbender, Hunger [64/10]
4.  Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man [62/10]
5.  Tom Hardy, Bronson [49/9]

6.  Matt Damon, The Informant! [45/8]
7.  Sam Rockwell, Moon [45/7]
8.  Nicolas Cage, The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans [42/7]
9.  George Clooney, Up in the Air [29/4]
10.  Colin Firth, A Serious Man [27/4]
11.  Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart [25/4]
12.  Charles Berling, Summer Hours [23/4]
13.  Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite [21/4]
14.  Sharlto Copley, District 9 [20/4]
15.  Alex Descas, 35 Shots of Rum [18/3]
16 (tie).  Ben Foster, The Messenger [17/3]
Johannes Krisch, The Messenger [17/3]
Adam Sandler, Funny People [17/3]
19 (tie).  Willem Dafoe, Antichrist [16/3]
Robin Williams, World’s Greatest Dad [16/3]
21.  Johnny Depp, Public Enemies [16/2]
/Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds [16/2] {points added to supporting}/
23.  Stephen McHattie, Pontypool [15/3]
24.  Mikael Persbrandt, Everlasting Moments [15/2]
25.  Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are [14/2]
26 (tie).  Isaach de Bankolé, The Limits of Control [12/2]
Viggo Mortensen, The Road [12/2]
Liam Neeson, Taken [12/2]
29.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer [11/2]

The following performances received one vote apiece:

George Clooney, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Brian Cox, The Escapist
/Alden Eichenreich, Tetro {points added to supporting}/
Jamie Foxx, The Soloist
/Vincent Gallo, Tetro {points added to supporting}/
Olivier Gourmet, Home
/Jackie Earle Haley, Watchmen {points added to supporting}/
Tony Jaa, Ong-Bak 2:  The Beginning
Teruyuki Kagawa, Tokyo Sonata
Denis Lavant, Tokyo!
Joshua Leonard, Humpday
Tobey Maguire, Brothers
Mads Mikkelsen, Flame and Citron
Mohammad Amir Naji, The Song of Sparrows
Liam Neeson, Five Minutes of Heaven
Issei Ogata, The Sun
Patton Oswalt, Big Fan
/Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds {points added to supporting}/
Souleymane Sy Savane, Goodbye Solo
Thomas Turgoose, Somers Town
Ben Whishaw, Bright Star